Coronavirus Updates

Coronovirus morphology illustration from the CDC

Last updated 2:51 p.m., Oct. 14, 2020

Kellogg Community College is closely monitoring news and governmental reports regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that is evolving worldwide. Updates about KCC’s continuing preparations for and responses to potential coronavirus impacts will be added to this page on an ongoing basis.

Students should view our Student FAQs for COVID-19 Class Changes web page.

As always, KCC is committed to providing a learning environment that is safe for students and employees and compliant with practices advised or ordered by local, state and federal health agencies.

Announcements & Resources

As a service to the public, Kellogg Community College is providing statistical information related to known positive COVID-19 test results among KCC employees and students who have been present on a KCC campus. In each instance, KCC follows carefully developed response protocols.

The College works with individuals and appropriate health department officials to ensure the safety of all parties involved, complete contact tracing, clear recovered confirmed-positive individuals to return to KCC’s campuses and take additional steps as necessary to mitigate spread.

Additionally, KCC is transparently providing information about self-reported cases among employees and students who have notified the College of their positive test results but have not been present on any KCC campuses while positive. In those instances, individuals are advised to remain off campus until they are cleared to return by their local health department.

If necessary, KCC will report cluster and outbreak information through a public announcement in coordination with local health departments and disseminated campus-wide and to local media. Such announcements also will appear on the Kellogg.edu/coronavirus web page.

A cluster is defined in Calhoun County as two or more confirmed positive cases from the same general location around the same time. An outbreak is defined as two or more confirmed positive cases from the same specific location at a specific time. The presence of clusters and outbreaks is determined by appropriate health department officials.

Below is the latest data regarding confirmed and self-reported cases at KCC. A confirmed positive case on campus is defined as a case involving an individual who has tested positive and who was present on a KCC campus within 48 hours of symptoms appearing or within 24 hours of an asymptomatic positive test result. A self-reported or confirmed positive case not on campus is defined as a case involving an individual who has tested positive but who was not present on a KCC campus within 48 hours of symptoms appearing or within 24 hours of an asymptomatic positive test result.

Information in the table below will be updated weekly on Wednesdays to include information from the preceding week.

Date rangeConfirmed positive cases among students, employees (present on a KCC campus)Self-reported or confirmed positive cases among students, employees (not present on any KCC campuses)Number of people quarantined due to close contact with KCC case
July 1-700
July 8-141020
July 15-2100
July 22-2800
July 29-Aug. 400
Aug. 5-1100
Aug. 12-1800
Aug. 19-2500
Aug. 26-Sept. 104
Sept. 2-81123
Sept. 9-1501
Sept. 16-221516
Sept. 23-292331
Sept. 30-Oct. 604
Oct. 7-1306
Totals524

Response Protocols

KCC has developed response protocols that will be followed if there are any confirmed, suspected or close-contact cases of COVID-19 among faculty, staff or students.

Resources for KCC Employees

KCC employees are advised to visit the Human Resources website for guidance and forms related to working during the pandemic.